Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced on Wednesday (February 10) that elementary students in the city will be given P500 monthly in the school year 2021 to 2022.
“This is not an expense. This is an investment for the city of Parañaque,” Olivarez said.
In January 2020, Olivarez said that allowances are given to encourage them to continue their studies until high school. The city government noted that out of some 60,000 elementary students, only 40,000 of them press on with their high school education due to financial difficulties.
Meanwhile, Olivarez also said that the allowances of students Grade 7 up to Grade 12 from October to December 2020 and January to March 2020, which were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will soon be credited to their ATM cards.
He said that the graduates of Parañaque Science High School and Parañaque Sto. Niño National High School “will be the future leaders of our community but without education they could not attain the progress and development of our city.”
He made the announcement during the turnover of two new four-story school buildings – the extension of the Parañaque Science High School and a new building, the Barangay Sto. Niño High School.
This was done as part of Parañaque City’s celebration leading to its cityhood anniversary on Saturday, February 13.